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In contrast to blacks, nonblack minority professionals
are distributed nearly equitably in the Department,
average salary of nonblack minority males and females in
the National Office and of females in the field is as large
as that for all professionals.
Nonblack minority male
professionals in the field are in slightly lower positions
than all male professionals there as indicated by the 4
percent salary difference between these groups of employees.
It should be noted that nonblack minority professionals in
the field comprise three-quarters of all nonblack minority
professionals in the Department.
(Tables 2, ll, and 20,
pp. 252, 258, and 261).
Underutilization in administrations and regions
The use indices for each administration show that only
LMSA is even half-way toward achieving parity for nonblack
The overall use index for the Department is
a very low . 36.
(Chart 8, p. 33 ).
12/These low use indi ces result, in part, from measuring the representation of the nonblack minorities in each region against the National minimum standard of 8 percent. It might be unrealistic to require regions in which nonblack minorities constitute much less than 8 percent of the local population to achieve this standard. See the "Goals and Timetables" section for a more complete discussion.
Chart 8. RANKING OF ADMINISTRATIONS AND REGIONS BY USE INDEX FOR NONBLACK MINORITY PROFESSIONALS, NATIONWIDE,
MARCH 31, 1971
Charts. PERCENT OF PROFESSIONALS WHO ARE NONBLACK MINORITIES, BY ADMINISTRATION AND GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION,
MARCH 31, 1971
Source: Series 2 of the statistical tables p. 250.
Chart 10. AVERAGE SALARY OF NONBLACK MINORITY
PROFESSIONALS AS A PERCENT OF THAT FOR ALL PROFESSIONALS, BY ADMINISTRATION AND GEOGRAPHIC
LOCATION, MARCH 31, 1971
In no administration in the National Office does the
proportion that these employees comprise of the profession
al workforce exceed l percent.
The representation of non
black minorities in the field for all administrations is 2.8
indices as both these regions employ a sizable number of
nonblack minorities in their professional workforce.
use indices for the remaining regions are quite low because
other hand, women are equitably represented in the National
Office as they make up 31 percent of all professionals.